Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition Heat 3
The Rally of the Giants is always a treasure trove of pre-war and older American classics and as such is a great place to showcase the breadth and richness of the classic American car world with a vehicle from this era selected as our Car of the Year heat winner. This year was no exception and we were immediately attracted to the stunning 1936 Cord Westchester Sedan belonging to Trevor Cowell, who is a garage owner and American car enthusiast (we featured his big, black, 1967 Pontiac Bonneville in our January 2022 (# 269) issue.
Originally hailing from Maryland, the car was restored in 2010 and ended up in Sweden, coming to the UK in about 2016. Although it was running when he acquired it, he’s gone through it and rebuilt the brakes, added subtle amber turn signals and had the interior retrimmed. Not only that, but Trevor also drove the car to and from Blenheim Palace from his home in East Grinstead. Just wow!